Concert logo: Image of two dancers embracing, Text reads "Embodying Love"

Fall Dance Concert

November 11, 12, 13, 2022

Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall

The performances on November 11 & 13 will be available to view online via livestream. Visit Livestreamed Performances for more information and to reserve tickets.

Embodying Love

Choreographers show their communal love for ballet, modern/contemporary, and hip-hop. Electrifying works explore the connection between emotion and physiology, as well as the agency we give ourselves—and others give us—to feel happiness and pleasure. Also featuring the Jayhawk Tap Co.

Scenic Design by Dave Wanner
Costume Design by Knox McClendon
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Stage Management by Kalen Stockton

Brighter Light

Choreography by Cullen Krishna and Anna Hastings
Dancers: McKenna Bizal, Johnny Dinh Phan, Stephanie Hartz, Anna Hastings, Kacie Herbek, Alex Hunt, Cullen Krishna, Marti Lond, Sadie Lucier, Braedyn McBroom, Savannah Meier, Olly Mitchell, Eliana Rundus, Madison Seelye, Anna Shelton, and Sloane Smith

The Firebird

Choreography by Ashley Brittingham
The Firebird - Anna Hastings
Prince Ivan - Cullen Krishna
Princess Katerina - Grace Stephan
Princesses - Colette Adair, Alexandria Demps, Sophia Harrison, Lucie Lane, Olivia Pennell, and Olivia Taylor
Kaschei - Johnny Dinh Phan
Kaschei's Creatures - Allay Freeman, Olly Mitchell, Lindsay Skinner, and Joslyn Vetock


Choreographed & Performed by Cullen Krishna

Five Pieces About a Future

Conceived & Directed by James Moreno
Choreography by James Moreno, Mio Yoshizaki, and the Dancers
Dancers: Hope Casner, Alexandria Demps, Sydney Ebner, Olivia Johnson, Mary Kozar, Cullen Krishna, Mahika Meesa, Cailan Niswonger, Katie Noll, and Anna Shelton

Passing Time

Choreographed & Performed by Anna Hastings and Anna Shelton


Choreography by Maya Tillman-Rayton
Dancers: Morgan Blanton, Hope Casner, Alexandria Demps, Johnny Dinh Phan, Sydney Ebner, Olivia Johnson, Aubree Johnston, Cullen Krishna, Megan Londeen, Mahika Meesa, Christie Phillips, Hayley Robinson, Anna Shelton, and Rizzy Xiong

Please note: this piece includes strobing lights

Play Me Le Jazz Tap

Choreography by Johnny Dinh Phan
Dancers: McKenna Bizal, Johnny Dinh Phan, Alex Hunt, Marti Lond, Sadie Lucier, Braedyn McBroom, Savannah Meier, Olly Mitchell, Eliana Rundus and Sloane Smith

Shade of a Shadow

Choreography by Kristopher Estes-Brown
Dancers: Morgan Blanton, Johnny Dinh Phan, Allay Freeman, Sophia Harrison, Stephanie Hartz, Alex Hunt, Olivia Johnson, Mary Kozar, Cullen Krishna, Lucie Lane, Audrey Merckling, Katie Noll, Olivia Pennell, Anna Shelton, and Sloane Smith

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are available in person at the University Theatre Box Office in Murphy Hall, by calling 785-864-3982, or online at the links below.

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Ticket Prices

  • Adults - $25

  • Children - $10

  • Senior Citizens - $20

  • KU Faculty/Staff - $20

  • KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)